Thirukural written by Thiruvalluvar consists of three books, the first book on Aram (the Way or Dharma), the second on Porul (Material or Artha) and the third on Inbam (Joy or Kama).

There are 37 chapters in the first book, the first four called Payiram or Prefactory Matter, the next twenty about Ill-Aram (the householder’s Dharma) and the next thirteen about Turavaram (the path of Renunciation). The second book on Porul contains seventy chapters, the first twenty dealing with Kings and their Duties, the succeeding thirty two chapters with the other matters concerning the State, and next thirteen, with Sundry Concerns. The third book on Inbam contains twenty five chapters, the first seven being on Pre Marital Love (Kalavu) and the next eighteen on Marital Love.

There are 133 chapters in all, each chapter contains ten distichs in the metre known as Kural and the work itself is now called by that name.

0695. எப்பொருளும் ஓரார் தொடரார்மற்

0695. Epporulum Oraar Thodaraarmat

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    மன்னரைச் சேர்ந்தொழுகல் (Mannaraich Cherndhozhugal)
    Conduct in the Presence of the King
  • குறள்
    எப்பொருளும் ஓரார் தொடரார்மற் றப்பொருளை
    விட்டக்கால் கேட்க மறை.
  • விளக்கம்
    மன்னர் பிறரோடு இரகசியம் பேசும்போது அதனை உற்றுக் கேட்டலும் வற்புறுத்திக் கேட்டலுமின்றி அவராகவே கூறும்பொழுது கேட்க வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Seek not, ask not, the secret of the king to hear;
    But if he lets the matter forth, give ear!
  • Meaning
    (When the king is engaged) in secret counsel (with others), ministers should neither over-hear anything whatever nor pry into it with inquisitive questions, but (wait to) listen when it is divulged (by the king himself).


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